Sharjah to host largest MidEast light festival

Event, in its fourth year, will be held on February 6-14 at 12 locations across the emirate
By Salma Awwad
Fri 31 Jan 2014 11:03 AM

The fourth edition of the Sharjah light festival will be held on February 6-14 at twelve locations across the emirate, organisers have announced.

In a bid to be promote the emirate as a hub for Islamic culture, Sharjah promises that the festival will be the first and largest of its kind in the Middle East.

The Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) has announced that the event will be a landmark global event highlighting Emirati, Arabic and Islamic culture.

It will feature artists and performers who will utilise lighting and cutting-edge technology to narrate the story of Sharjah’s heritage and architecture. This year’s highlights will include a symphony of lights parade and entertainment fiesta.

Speaking on the occasion, HE Mohamed Ali Al Noman, chairman of SCTDA said: “For nine glorious nights, the Emirate of Sharjah will wear a new robe of exquisite beauty decorated with the best of oriental art and colours, celebrating Sharjah’s Islamic civilization and the legacy of our ancestors.”

Nine of the twelve locations featuring the light show will be in Sharjah City, starting with the opening ceremony at Sharjah Municipality’s new building.

“From 6th to 14th February, 2014, Sharjah will witness the spectacular experience of the Light Festival with its rich heritage, art and culture being interwoven with the splendour of its grand Arabian architecture and monuments,” added Al Noman.

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